Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

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Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

SlapMaFroBro
Newbie

I had the same virus alert although a slightly different address.   Attached screenie...

 

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Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

klezpox
Newbie

same crap. my avg just went off. Whats the deal spotify?

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

Rollo_
Roadie

Do you by chance play Minecraft or similar online games?  MyVNC is a remote desktop sharing program, its available on a lot of the shareware software sites.  OTOH, myvnc.com is a dynamic DNS service site, which not unusual in itself, could possibly be masking the origin of a potential attack site.  Maybe.

 

Remember too that a lot of virus warnings are false positives.  One AV program may report a potential problem and another may not.  Their heuristics algorithms look for patterns of activity.  Some are more accurate than others.

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

calvert
Casual Listener

Same here.

 

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Symantec caught it.

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

user-removed
Not applicable

Spotify just him me with this too, and A LOT of other people. see link, and discuss comments below:

 

http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/website-safety-reports/domain/myvnc.com/

 

You have a great app.  Maybe you should think about not getting most of your ad content served from the ass end of the internet.

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

Rollo_
Roadie

Read my post above.  I don't see a single post at the AVG feedback site where any real threat was detected.

 

During the last 7 days potentially active malware was detected on a subdomain. However, no threats were detected on the main website. 

"potentially," and detected on a subdomain.

 

Just means the heuristics found something that appeared unusual.  Might be real, might not.  Inconclusive.  I wouldn't draw any conclusions from the comments thread.  Looks mostly like a lot of people screaming "the sky is falling."

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

NinjaIzzi
Regular

Me too. Slightly different address than everyone else's, but still had the .myvnc in it. I didn't get to see the ad itself, I had spotify running in the background.

 

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Norton managed to catch the IP: 212.7.195.120 which matches with everyone else's, so we're good. I trusted you spotify. (I'm still listening to music though) 

 

Wowee, thank god for Norton.

 

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

dijion
Newbie

Hi I am also experiencing malicious like activity while using Spotify. Luckily Avast's netshield blocked access to a perhaps malicious spotify ad.

 

EDIT: I do not know how to break the links so I have put it in a code box to prevent anyone from accidentally clicking them if they are infact malicious

 

Spoiler

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31.07.2013  23:24:59  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/download/1/91000/api ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/css/layout1/style.css ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/js/jquery-1.8.2.min.js ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/js/jquery.cookie.js ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/js/common.js ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/js/jquery.fileDownload.js ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/images/layout1/all_bg_2.3.jpg ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]
31.07.2013  23:25:00  Network Shield: blocked access to malicious site http://www.freefilesdownloader.com/images/layout1/ani.gif ([195.66.79.29]:80) [ C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe ( 2928 ) ]

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I love spotify and would be dissapointed if it has been the cause of malicious attacks on my computer.

 

Last week I was sort of locked out of my computer. I could not start any programs and denied access when trying to look in my program files etc. I can go into this more if i need to.

 

Long story short I had to completely wipe my hard drive and install a fresh new copy of windows 8. I was just about to transfer money and activity like this concerns me greatly!!

 

I DID NOT download anything prior to this with an exception to Guild Wars 2 updates (computer game) through their updating services as well as a printer driver from Windows's device manager. Spotify WAS open and was the only thing that was working. It never crossed my mind that Spotify may be responsible for this...

 

I hope this gets sorted out, and if I can be of any more help, please, don't be afraid to ask.

 

 

 

Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

Taylor
Community Legend

Sounds to me like one of the ad companies that puts ads on Spotify has been subject to a malicious attack from someone, and is now distributing infected ads. But, as Rollo correctly states, there is also the chance that it is a false positive, as some heuristic algorithms are far better and more reliable than others.

So I wouldn't really confirm it is a virus until more than just Norton and avast give a virus alert. AVG just says potential, so that doesn't count. Anyone want to try downloading something like Malwarebytes and giving it a whirl with that instead? I personally think Malwarebytes is a far more reliable source than Norton, but let's not turn this into an AV war.

 

Nevertheless, hopefully it will be fixed soon!

 

Anthony :)

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Re: Spotify Ads infected by viruses?

calvert
Casual Listener

Either way, an alert coming from a randomly generated subdomain name is suspicious. This is more to let you know what your software might have a problem. The rest of us will just block that domain and move on.

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